Database Details : Catalogue of Life China

Full name: Catalogue of Life China
Short name: CoL China
Version: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-20
Authors/editors: Ma K., Ji L., Qin H., Liu J.Y., Yao Y., Lin C., Yan H., Wang L., Qiao H. & Li R. (eds).
Taxonomic coverage: Various taxa
English name of the group: Various taxa from China
Number of living species 2,255
Number of living infraspecific taxa 7
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 1,489
Number of common names: 417
Total number of names: 4,168
Abstract: The Catalogue of Life China aims to collect basic information on all species occur in China including plants, animals, microorganisms and viruses. The CoL China is available online at and as an annual CD edition. The Catalogue of Life China contributes batch of species from animalian classes Crinoidea, Bivalvia, Gastropoda, Adenophorea, Polychaeta, Malacostraca, Maxillopoda and Insecta (order Coleoptera); from plant phyla Bryophyta, Pteridophyta & Magnoliophyta; from chromistan phylum Labyrinthista and protozoan class Acantharia to fill temporarily gaps in global Catalogue of Life at lower levels of the taxonomic classification (e.g. species, genera).
Organization: The Biodiversity Committee of Chinese Academy of Sciences (BC-CAS), Beijing, China
Bibliographic citation: Ma K., Ji L., Qin H., Liu J.Y., Yao Y., Lin C., Yan H., Wang L., Qiao H. & Li R. (eds). (2018). Catalogue of Life China (version 2012). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.